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Uncertain Tastes

Memory, Ambivalence, and the Politics of Eating in Samburu, Northern Kenya

Uncertain Tastes( )
Author: Holtzman, Jon
ISBN:978-0-520-25736-8
Publication Date:Oct 2009
Publisher:University of California Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $85.00
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This richly drawn ethnography of Samburu cattle herders in northern Kenya examines the effects of an epochal shift in their basic diet-from a regimen of milk, meat, and blood to one of purchased agricultural products. In his innovative analysis, Jon Holtzman uses food as a way to contextualize and measure the profound changes occurring in Samburu social and material life. He shows that if Samburu reaction to the new foods is primarily negative--they are referred to disparagingly...
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